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Helicorsa 0.6

radar app by Minolin

  1. Akis
    Fantastic app from Minolin.
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    JAN 6TH 2016: Version 5 is out!
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    New video!
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    Let's begin with a little snip of some racing rules:
    This is a very important agreement for both opponents, but I am left with a question here:
    Without at least a 180° FoV triple screen setup or some oculus rift - how should anybody be able to judge this? Many of us are really struggeling with this. - clean - racers want to race as close and fair as possible. You may shout "simcarde!" now, but this might be a little helper for us.

    What is this app?
    Just a little radar of an aerial perspective, so you can see what's going on around your car:
    title_small.jpg

    Examples
    Please ignore the fact that there are older-and-not-so-fancy graphics given. You will get the idea.

    v4 screenshots
    overlapYellow.jpg
    overlapRed.jpg
    Unbenannt.jpg

    You can't see the red abarth to the right, or even judge where exactly he is - nor if he "earned his position due to substantial overlap".
    situation1_player.jpg
    situation1_side.jpg
    situation1_aerial.jpg

    Bonus: Blue Flag implementation
    situation3.jpg


    (Anticipated) FAQ?
    1. The app doesn't turn correctly when drifting, standing or driving backwards
    Right, technical limitations. Sorry. See and like/push this thread
    2. The opponents are always aligned to my facing direction
    Right, technical limitations. Sorry. Related to 1.
    3. ****ty graphics! Please use real-car textures
    Right, technical limitations. But the graphics are great now!
    4. The measurements aren't 100% correct!
    Yes. Unfortunately there is no width/length available, so this would end up in some messy data maintainance. Can we stick with a more or less rough estimate?
    5. Do the other's need this app as well to be shown?
    No, just you. Also works for AI cars and in replays.
    6. The blue flag doesn't work out in practice&qualifing
    Fixed. Now we have zero false positives in race, and the blue-flag is shut down in P/Q.
    I still have an idea regarding Qualifying blue flag, but this has to be discussed first.


    Installation
    Download the the zip file attached to this post. Extract/unzip the content to your assettocorsa directory, e.g. in Steam\SteamApps\common\assettocorsa
    The content will extract itself to app\python\helicorsa (for the app) and content\gui\icons (for the icons).
    You can overwrite older version without problem.

    Now start assetto corsa and enable the 'helicorsa' app in the settings/general:
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    Then start a session. Once you sit in the cockpit, move the mouse to the right in order to show the app sidebar. Scroll down until you find this symbol
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    and click it. You will notice a window will show up, drag it wherever you want to start out. You will notice it will vanish after 5 seconds (you can still drag it). If you have problems to find it, just hide and re-show the app via the sidebar.
    It will remain completly unvisible until you are moving, and there's a nearby car (also moving) - short: it will only be there if needed.

    Hint: If it doesn't vanish after you moved the window around, re-open it again. It won't do this next time you start the game.

    Advanced users
    ... may have a look at the heliSettings.py, here you can fiddle around and tweak some numbers - for example the gui scale. Increase this to get a bigger app for 4k and/or DSR. I tried to comment this well, maybe have a look at this post.

    Thanks to
    Hagen - basic idea, support & test
    f_deutsch - as always, great apps & code snips
    Filippo94 - some code contributions, and this silly radar background image everybody just loves
    Rombik - wonderful sim_info implementation
    Akis Kev - race department upload (yes this fine)

    Regarding the code
    Do whatever you like with the code. I've used some sequence of other mods as well as the euclid.py. If you got some nice improvements you might consider sharing with me, so we can merge.

    Classic version can be found here

Recent Reviews

  1. Tarcirion
    Tarcirion
    5/5,
    Version: 0.6
    Great job! It's really helpful.
  2. Smokin.wheatley
    Smokin.wheatley
    5/5,
    Version: 0.6
    Best addition so far
  3. AdliYuki
    AdliYuki
    5/5,
    Version: 0.6
    Essential apps for racing with AI. This app really help avoid me making contact with other car
  4. IgnacioK
    IgnacioK
    5/5,
    Version: 0.6
    A must have app, especially for the ppl with only one monitor
  5. Alex72
    Alex72
    5/5,
    Version: 0.6
    Superb. Must have for single screeners. :)
  6. rafael_llorens
    rafael_llorens
    5/5,
    Version: 0.6
    fantastic
  7. totallystock
    totallystock
    4/5,
    Version: 0.6
    This is a really good app, I highly recommend it. very minor bug:- V0.6 has no colours like in the screnshot though.
  8. redoer
    redoer
    5/5,
    Version: 0.6
    Must have for Single Player races against the AI!
  9. brooptss
    brooptss
    5/5,
    Version: 0.6
    As a single-screen player, I can't live without this app, it's essential, can't wait to try the new version. 11/10.
  10. jdyson
    jdyson
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5b
    I only play against the AI and this app is a 'must have' for me! All those annoying first corner collisions are (almost) a thing of the past and you know whether it is OK to turn into a corner or whether you are going to take out another car and ruin your race. Highly recommended and many thanks!
  11. B1gy
    B1gy
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5b
    Must Have!
  12. Walnuts
    Walnuts
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5b
    Thank you so much! It helps a lot for me! :)
  13. François Strat
    François Strat
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5
    Thanks so much !!! You totaly saved my monoScreen gamer life ^_^ !
  14. Fulgore
    Fulgore
    4/5,
    Version: 0.5
    Great app, like the idea and works well, but sometimes it dissappaers or the box around the app will stay pinned and cause distraction while racing ....plz fix and will be a 5 star :)
    1. Akis
      Author's Response
      It's a global AC thing, it has nothing to do with the app :)
  15. redoer
    redoer
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5
    Best app for single player racers, so you have always the control view where the AI is.
    For me, a must have for single player racers!
  16. Charly69
    Charly69
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5
    ....thx. great app thx so much
  17. Smokin.wheatley
    Smokin.wheatley
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    Useful tool without the intrusive annoying voice spotters. Nice job, does what it says on the tin ! Many thanks
  18. Bagelstein
    Bagelstein
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    Quality little radar app. Wish something like this was built in as standard, would maybe help those first corner smash fests :D
  19. Emerson Martins
    Emerson Martins
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    Amazing app, fantastic idea! Thanks!
  20. lopsided
    lopsided
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    Fantastic little app, highly recommend this one.
  21. lunzer33
    lunzer33
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    brilliant idea
  22. Cooknn
    Cooknn
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    Awesome app! Thanks :D
  23. Conrad Miller
    Conrad Miller
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    Is it possible to let the little pin fading out?
  24. Edgard Bmx
    Edgard Bmx
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    Exelente :D
  25. bondyboy
    bondyboy
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    should have been a default app, had some great door to door battles as a result of having this installed, would buy again - best spiderman game ever
  26. somaher.no.1
    somaher.no.1
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    king
  27. Dux
    Dux
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    bravo
  28. Jason P
    Jason P
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    Great app allows some close racing.
  29. redoer
    redoer
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    Is it possible to let the little pin fading out?
    That would be great, I like Helicorsa very much :-)
  30. Ian Cameron
    Ian Cameron
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    Thanks so much better than other apps like this